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Skylark Cinsault 2017

Skylark is the label of lawyer Adrian Dommisse, first release being a Cinsault 2014 which he made with the assistance of Chris Alheit of...

Tim James: On the potential of Ceres

“These are potentially some of the best winelands in the Cape”, says winemaker Chris Alheit about Ceres, that high-lying inland plateau better known for...

Tim James: A new grenache vineyard on Skurfberg

It’s a long drive from Cape Town to get to Basie van Lill’s Skurfberg farm, Arbeidseind – but not a tedious one when Eben...

Tim James: A new “centre of wine excellence”

One of my favourite bits of wine ephemera is a fading and well-worn beige T-shirt with a picture of a bunch of grapes on...

Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc 2014

Patatsfontein is a winemaking venture formed by Reenen Borman of Boschkloof, fund manager Henk Kotze and Fritz Schoon of the excellent artisan goods supplier...

Tim James: On the magic mountain that is Skurfberg

There are many wine-growing mountains in the Cape winelands, with the best-known names from Stellenbosch: Helderberg, Simonsberg and, perhaps, Schapenberg. All have something distinctive...

Magnetic North Mountain Makstok 2013

Chris Alheit of Alheit Vineyards says of his newly released Cartology 2013 that it is the most “civilised and grown up” vintage he and...

Cartology 2011

Chris and Suzie Alheit are a young husband and wife winemaking team operating out of their own cellar on the Hemel & Aarde Ridge...